I’ve noticed a shift in the Themes coming up as of late, Elelmentor seems to be the builder of choice. As a matter of fact, that’s even happening with two themes I bought here. They were already released with VC and out of nowhere, they are now updated for Elementor. Jupiter 6 from Artbees was a VC theme. They flipped the script with no warning and released Jupiter X with Elementor. Qode Interactive is also rapidly updating the Bridge theme with Elementor. Even when Artbess promises to keep updating Jupiter 6 with Visual Composer, I know for sure they will eventually drop it.
Now, I don’t mind the competition at all. However, in the world of WordPress design, these tools are rather not compatible and offer no clear path to switch from one to the other without spending a humongous amount of time to rebuild, or worst redo from scratch . I mean imagine a site with a theme with VC where you already have done 30-40 pages and the developer drops VC and goes with Elementor out of nowhere? Ha! that would be troubling, right?
So, as designers who buy those themes and create for clients where do we stand and how do we future proof ourselves with these theme developers switching the builders and leaving us with our bottom hanging? The worst here is that Envato as a distributor doesn’t have one single line of policy on this. Well, at least not any I was able to find clearly anyway.
At this point, the only themes that seem a good option to use are the ones with own in-house builders, like Avada, Be Theme, and Kallyas.
What are your thoughts guys? Are the themes with VC worth the investment anymore?